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Oct 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
received overwhelming number of stories from my constituents with concerns about the health care law. >> 23,000 are losing access to the state sponsored program which covered those with preexisting conditions, seniors and small children and small businesses. one small business owner, greg from my district shared this story with me. i want to share this with diane. i operate a small painting business and very happy with the cover tennessee program for small businesses and their employees. it had a small co-pay and covered up to $25,000 each year. it covered 12 doctors visits and annual physical at reasonable costs and this is being canceled effective january 2014 because it does not meet the requirements of obama care. this directly contradicts the comments made by president obama that we could keep our existing program. they had affordable health care that they liked but they didn't get to keep that. and i ask, is this right or is this just for this group of people. these 28,000 citizens of tennessee are now forced to find new coverage plans on the health care website there are peopl
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
senate committee hearing on stand your ground laws. itnesses include the mother of trayvon mar on the. you'll hear from supporters of the law that currently exist in one form or another in as many as 30 states h. is an hour and a alf. >> can i ask you all to please stand. it is customary to administer the oath before the subcommittee. will your testimony be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so hope you god? let the record reflect that the witnesses answered in the affirmative. each witness will be given five minutes for an opening statement. any written statement will be admitted without objection. our first witness is sabrina fulton. she is the mother of trayvon martin. her son was shot and killed at the age of 17 on the night of february 26, 2012 in sanford, florida. his parents have created a foundation to provide support and advocacy for the victims of violent crimes. she is a graduate of florida memorial university. thank you for coming here today. please proceed with your testimony. >> thank you so much for taking the time to listen to what i have to say and
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
attacks cost drivers like medical liability law that are making health care unaffordable. it restores pricing flexibility to plans so a healthy young person can again purchase catastrophic insurance for next to nothing. it takes the best of the american health care system, preserves it, and corrects its flaws. i realize the senate's likely to bury this reform as it has so many, but it's important that the house pass it so that the american people can see that there is still hope to save what was once the finest health care system in the world and can be again as soon as this favored dream of obamacare finally breaks. we have just been through a government shutdown because democrats refused even to consider delaying the obamacare train wreck. they got their way, and that train wreck is now upon us. i believe in the coming months the american people will recognize the urgent warnings that the republicans tried so desperately to convey. and they'll be looking for a way out. we need to blaze that trail now. for that reason i rise to ask the house leadership to bring the republican health
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
law are convicted at much lower rates than other racial groups? is not all also these cases are the same. blacks are killed in confrontations where -- were 13 percentage points more likely to be armed than whites. blacks,lled by other the were more often in process of committing other crimes. they were involved in cases where was likely to have a witness. if you run regressions where you try to call all the factors that were brought up in the data set, you find that white defendants are more likely to be convicted by black defendants, and people invoking stand your ground laws who kill blacks are also more likely to be convicted than those who killed whites. what you find when you look at it, the people who initiate confrontation were more likely to be convicted, and when there were eyewitnesses, they were less likely to be convicted. armed individuals were more likely to result in convictions. the urban institute report that is brought up earlier or think shows the opposite of what has been quoted here. mention,tant thing to the person who wrote this noted stand your ground laws ap
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2013 11:00pm EDT
the federal employees -- >> you're in charge of this law, correct, why aren't you in the exchange? >> because i'm part of the federal employee health benefit plan. >> why won't you go into the exchange? you're a part of this law, literally in charge of this law. should you be any different than the americans out there losing their health insurance? >> i'm part of the 95% with affordable eligible health care coverage. >> most americans aren't available to them. why will you not agree -- >> i'm not eligible for the exchange because i have coverage in -- >> you can decide to drop your coverage of your employer. you have the choice to decide not to choose -- >> that the not true, sir. >> members of congress are now part of the exchange thanks to an amendment that was added by congress but i'm not eligible. >> with all due respect. >> if i have affordable coverage in my workplace, i'm not eligible to go into the marketplace, that's part of the law. >> madam secretary, i would encourage you to be just like the american people and enter the exchange and agree to find a way -- >> it's ill
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 7:00am EST
ground law are doing the same thing. host: why do you rate your governor zero? he hung up to. the tallahassee democrat is looking at the previous governor. he is going to- run in that state for governor as a democrat now. this is the top story. this is one of the most closely watched gubernatorial races in the country. he challenges rick scott. mr. christoffel reverse -- mr. some of theeverse contentious policy decisions that made during his first year in office. he supports tax cuts for the middle class and once further cuts to education funding. he says that what we have in florida is not working. next up is lafayette, indiana. this is terry on the republican line. caller: good morning. about wanted to complain our senator -- our governor, i mean. i have a newspaper article in front of me. this is from january 30. he wants to ease my water regulations. this is on the heel of state budget cuts. tois sponsoring a bill decriminalize marijuana. democrat sponsored bill. madeommittee recommendations and modifications. the governor found out about this and said to stop it immediately.
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
, and is designated a global terrorist under u.s. law. we continue to discuss security with the iraqi government, although this is only one aspect of our cooperation. political and economic tools must also be used to drain the recruiting pool of all extremist groups. we therefore welcome the prime minister's commitment to holding national parliamentary elections. the strategic agreement gives the united states a unique role in fostering democratic development. we will work with the united nations and iraqi leaders to ensure that all technical requirements to ensure freedom and elections are in place. i want to assure you that if iraq faces these challenges, it will have a committed partner in the united states. our relationship was rooted in respect and interest, as enshrined in the strategic framework agreement, are permanent and enduring roadmap. i thank you for this opportunity and ask you to help me welcome prime minister nouri al-maliki. [applause] >> in the name of god, may the blessing of god be upon you. i want to express my gratitude and esteemed to former congressman mr. jim
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
mean no offense having been a law clerk, but the fees for junior attorneys having been law clerks, i wonder if you could talk more about who the legal advisers actually are and what role they serve. >> when i started in the court in 2002, there was one legal advisor. when i left, i think there were four or five. i can't remember. clerks noreither law magistrates. it is a unique role they perform. i think i can speak for myself when i say -- and i'm the author of the treaties and surveillance, so i know more than most of the judges going into it, but they know more about the workings of the agencies than any individual judge can. we rely upon them to assist us in making decisions. to give you an example, they get by fisk role, seven days before we get, and application, and they will read through what is called the read copy. and jim will confirm there is a lot of legal push back between the legal advisers in the court and the oi pr. i know from personal experience there is a lot of pushback and thethe oipr agencies. someone said this morning that they don't want the junk, because i
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 9:00pm EDT
name on. there's no law that says a title of a bill has to be truthful and sometimes that's how you can end up with a bill calling itself affordable care, when a majority lose their insurance, don't get for re they need or, example, find out in three to five years when they need a new pacemaker, the new law will not allow them to get it. those are problems. and what i have also found more and more of are senior citizens who are now beginning to figure out that when the aarp endorsed bamacare, i don't think it's disrespectful to the president justll the bill obamacare, as the president and others called the bill that governor omney signed in massachusetts, romneycare. i don't consider it disrespectful to former governor romney to call it romneycare. i don't think it's disrespectful to call the unaffordable care act obamacare. so no disrespect to the president intended by referring to his signature bill. but people have been hurt. people have been moved from full-time employment to part-time employment. they like their insurance policy, but then they found out they didn't get to keep
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2013 3:00am EDT
marketplace before the affordable care act became law? >> i would say it wasn't a mark marketplace at all. it was unprotected, unregulated, and people were really on their own. >> madam secretary, the kaiser family foundation reports have over 50% turnout of individuals that have coverage and individual market churn out coverage every year. they either lose coverage, priced out or drop it s that consistent with what you're aware snf. >> that's an accurate snapshot. about a third of the people are in for about six months. and over half are in for a year or less. >> so individuals that were in the individual marketplace before the passage of the affordable care act did not have the same protections as those in group coverage? >> that's true. >> and would those individuals in the individual marketplace sometimes have higher co-pays? >> higher co-pays, unlimited out of pocket costs for often coverage that was medically underwritten or excluded whatever medical condition they had in the first place. >> so these were typically one-year contracts. if they use the plan because they got sick n
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
discussion about the health care law. joining us for the discussion, senior health correspondent. welcome. >> what is the latest? but unfortunately the sub contractors that runs the data hub had an outage last night. it was still down this morning. i checked before i arrived. yet another woe in the long saga that has dogged the website. there was a congressional hearing last night. they recommended more testing earlier. talked about how federal officials decided to turn off of browsing function that required a double make accounts. that created a backlog. a lot of attention and focus on the website. www.c-span.orghost: you get the homepage and then i was able to set up an account. i will give that a try. got a message the website was down. >> the smiling girl on the website, a story about that now missing as well. >> she is gone and have replaced it with more information about what to do if you cannot get on the website. you can call the 1-800 number. even if you are on the story there are stories about how people are having a problem getting on the website. trying to make it cle
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 4:00am EDT
director james comey on the stage. -- directoralker comey was his first law clerk when he was in the southern district of new york. comey's wife patrice. thank you for taking part in today's ceremony. also, the director's children. welcome. [applause] also, director comey's brother and sister. we welcome you. a special welcome to director comey's father. welcome. [applause] we are here today for two purposes. wast, director james comey sworn in in a privates or money privatember 4 -- ceremony on september 4. second, we wanted to be able to officially welcome director james comey and his family into the fbi's family. [applause] we are all honored to mark this thesion along with director's family and his close friends. seated pleasee rise for the presentation of the colors. please remain standing for the singing of the national anthem , a retired newr york port authority police heardr, whose voice was at the funerals of so many of his colleagues killed on september 11. ♪ >> oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose b
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
of the health-care law. the new information on that as well. all that and more as "washington journal" continues after this. ♪ montana became a state in 1889. it took us about 10 years to get our ducks in a row. then we added two wings on either side of the building in 1912. in 1999 the building underwent a huge restoration project to from thatits grander 1902. what you see today is what it would've looked like about a hundred years ago. >> along with discoverers of the gold the west, last chance gulch really was one of the major 1819 aries and some million dollars in currency was taken out of this place. it is a town where there was a lot of money. they say that there were more millionaires per capita here in helena than in any other place in the 1890s. there's never been proven. it is a legend. but it is a place where you can see the wealth that was poured into the community in the 1880s and 1890s. later in helena the nickname the queen city of the rockies because of that. ♪ >> spend this weekend exploring montana state capital. look at the history and literary life of h
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
under fierce attack from republicans over the health care laws. obama now faces democratic concerns that the troubled start of the insurance program will cut into the political benefits that the party received from the government shutdown and might cost government -- democratic candidates in the next elections. was named asgh most responsible. to fix it entrusted was jeffrey zeitz. this followed a meeting between vice president joe biden and democratic freshmen. it appeared that the white house would have to do more to reassure democrats who emerged from the shutdown confident of their political fortunes. onublicans have roared back a wave of anger over the health care law. people are anxious. richard derman said -- richard durbin said he did not think there was confidence. this is more of a show me moment. we were all confident that the system would be up and running. we are not confident until it is real. the anxious include senators and house members facing hotly contested races. inre are also lawmakers states with republican governors who have done nothing to promote the health
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
district they feel evans law firm has 17 people involved in their small law firm. that firm received a cancellation notice not because their insurance was not up to the standards that the president has set but because it grouped together with other policies and that's no longer going to be available to them so they have to go out on the market. the cheapest they have found so far is a 25% increase to them. another business own notified they'll pay a 13.5% increase next year because their insurance doesn't have pediatric care in it. none of the employees have children, so of course they coverage. pediatric this would be like going to sleep with your car in the driveway and weaking up to find the government switched out your car with a better one that doesn't suit your needs. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady seek recognition? the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i am very pleased to have heard some of the testimony of secretary sebelius and to understand that we should be in this business, all of us, in serving the american
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
house of representatives. i first met him at the university of washington law school in 1965 during his freshman term. he was a brilliant young man with a warm and friendly smile. it was his intellect and love for this country that made him an outstanding leader. he served as chairman of the house agriculture committee and worked hard bringing these two issues together allowing chairman foley to have support in the house for both. he believed in and practiced ability and bipartisanship. his view was after the elections were over, democrats and republicans should work together to deal with a national legislative agenda. seeing his strong leadership qualities and the belief in getting things done for the american people, speaker tip o'neill appointed him to be the with and he was unanimously elected to be our majority leader and then our speaker in 1989. he worked closely with bob michael and they remain great friends after they left congress. later, president clinton named speaker foley to be our ambassador to japan. as a staffer to war and, i worked with him on the spokane world's i
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 9:30pm EST
african-american barbershops without a warrant. and haseen a law clerk a distinguished career both outside and inside the aclu. please join me and welcoming our distinguished panel. [applause] henry, over to you. >> thank you, gred. -- greg. >> we are here to talk about security and privacy. events of the last two years have put these in the forefront. the boston bombing reminded us that terrorism is still an ex officio -- and existential threats. a month later, edward snowden began releasing revelations about massive surveillance that our government was doing. this kicked off a healthy public debate about how we balance privacy and security. as you heard from greg, it is our mission at rand to improve the quality of public policy decision-making. that is why we brought together this panel. people who have different views. everyone here has deep expertise. we are hoping to have an open discussion. there will be some things and questions they will be unable to answer because of the situations. we will try to guide the discussion over a few topics. we will start with trying to unders
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2013 1:00am EDT
we can expect if washington democrats continue their stubborn defense of this partisan law. now, mr. president, on another .atter politicians regularly come to washington promising fiscal responsibility. since congress passed the bca with overwhelming bipartisan , washington has actually reduced the level of government spending for two years running. the bca savings are such a big deal that the president inpaigned on it endlessly 2012. he bragged about the bipartisan .uts he told audiences from california to baltimore that he signed $2 trillion in spending cuts into law. like to say these days, elections matter and the president explicitly stated that he put these on the back of the bipartisan spending cuts. fromet the exit polls november. two thirds said raising taxes to cut the deficit was a nonstarter. whiched to obamacare, more voters said they wanted to repeal, the levels of support are striking. if our friends on the other side contradict -- keep obamacare contradicted by the then have to called the mandate for reducing the size of government day superman date -- a super manda
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2013 9:00am EDT
time really since watergate when we got the scandal that led to the laws we have today in large part, we saw the money pouring in in a completely unprecedented way. it is only going to get bigger or worse if you do not think that is the way it should be in 2014 and especially 2016. host: let's go to matt on our line for independents in plano, texas. caller: think you for telling -- taking my call. good morning, andy. --anted to ask i do not think it past congress? is that correct? we ended up with a neutered version of it that did not cover congressional staff. that surprised me. i remember hearing stories about staff involved with the scandal in a bank. that is the biggest problem. you look at all the money coming into elections and the so-called notpendent tax that are independent. it worries me that congress is using these committees to, you know, enrich themselves. can weed out some of this dark money going into congress. so, we start getting them in are just going to see more. it's just going to continue. host: andy kroll, we want to point out a highlighted piece from june
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
existence,a law into and so many things have occurred since then. we had a unanimous vote in 2008 on the ada amendments act and we have continued to make tremendous progress. i do think that last year when not was considered it was considered in its fullness. it was rushed and we did not have a kind of hearings that it takes to ratify a treaty. treaties have a different standard, for obvious reasons. i am glad this year we are taking a more methodical approach that. i want to say to the advocates of this lease of legislation, is tremendoust to see the effort underway to move people along in this regard . whenever a bill or a treaty is passed, error some unintended consequences, and i think it is our obligation to look at the effects that a treaty like this could have on domestic law. i am not one of those folks who thinks they're somebody behind every woodpile trying to do something. i want to make sure that we in fact pass a treaty and have it have the relevant cred. i want to mention this to those who are here. when a treaty passes, there's something called rud on the front end. they a
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
them to do within the confines of the laws of the united states of america. the most important thing is to let the public know the facts so we can engage in to reform while maintaining the necessary capabilities to protect our nation. there has been a lot in the media about this situation. some right, some wrong. much has been mischaracterized, which is not helpful for those of us serious about privacy and national security. after these leaks came out, we are urged the intelligence committee to release more information to help the public understand, which they have done. today, we are holding this open hearing so we can continue to get out the facts to the american people can hear directly from the intelligence committee and outside legal experts. one key fact we need to keep in mind is that nsa's focus is on foreign threats. under fisa, nsa does not target americans in the u.s. or anywhere else without a court order. there are two pfizer authorities highlighted in the press. the business records -- fisa authorities highlighted in the press. the business records act to collect metada
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to protect the hotel. as our filings made clear, these are not victimless crimes. americans trust medications prescribed for their parents and grandparents, for their children and for themselves. they are selected because they are in the patient's best nterest. the laws enacted by congress and the enforcement efforts of the fda provide important safeguards to ensure that the drugs are proof -- are approved for uses that are safe as well as effective. efforts by drug companies to introduce their drugs into interstate commerce for unapproved uses subvert those laws. likewise, payment of kickbacks undermines the independent medical judgment of healthcare providers. it creates financial incentives to increase the use of certain drugs, potentially putting the help of some patients at risk. every time pharmaceutical companies engage in this type of conduct, they corrupt medical decisions by healthcare providers. they jeopardize the public health and they take money out of the taxpayers pockets. this settlement demonstrates that the department o
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 10:35pm EST
analysts who are out there as fbi employees working with our partners in law enforcement to make sure we do everything we can to not arrive at the situation you just described. when that is happening on the streets of an american city, even along the border, that is a local police matter where they have a responsibility to protect the public from harm and to address that immediate threat. we work closely with them to prevent that from happening in the first place through the relationships we have not only throught the fbi's work but also the state department. >> we have reached the hour that we have put aside for this. it has been a tremendous conversation. i would like to turn it back over to greg. >> i think i will stand around for a bit. if you have questions. i am bound to say the big issues we have talked about today are wonderful rand-like issues. data and analysis help. two as i see it -- technology and privacy. google knows a lot more about you and me than the federal government does. do we care about that if their only point is to make sure they know before we do what i want to
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 2:00am EDT
expressions of that will be elections next year. i encouraged that iraq pass an election law and that that moves forward so that people understand that when they have differences they can express them politically, as opposed to through violence. [speaker translates] i also appreciated the efforts that prime minister maliki has made recently to restore stronger relationships with its neighbors, including kuwait and turkey and some of the other gulf states, and expressed my interest in providing whatever support is necessary to make sure that iraq is working cooperatively and effectively with its neighbors. [speaker translates] >> we spent considerable amount of time talking about syria, where the spillover effects of the chaos and assad's horrific treatment of his own people has had spillover effects in iraq as well. [speaker translates] >> and we agreed that it's in the interest of both countries to try to bring about a political settlement, a political transition, inside of syria that allows the syrian people to make decisions about their own lives, while, at the same time, isolating
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2013 9:00pm EDT
information to people about the law. this is the law, this is not any longer a debate. it was a law passed by both houses of congress, signed by the president of the united states, upheld by the supreme court. the president was reelected. it is the law. and people have benefits and rights under that law, and we've got to get that information so they can make good choices for themselves and their families. >> well, thank you. it is the law, and, frankly, i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this law to fail for the last three and a half years. and now there's a big show here of being upset at problems with the website and keeping people from signing up for coverage fast enough. so i would just say to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, you're really on the wrong side of history here. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get quality affordable health insurance coverage through the affordable care act. and again, i thank you for being here today, madam. >> mr. pitts, chairman of the health committee. >> t
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 2:00am EST
republican address. he focuses on the health care law. >> hi, everybody. on thursday i addressed a conference for business leaders around the world. my pitch was simple. choose america. invest in america. create jobs in america. it speaks to my top priority as president, growing our economy, creating good jobs, strengthening security and opportunity for the middle class. over the past three and a half years, our businesses have created over 7.5 million new jobs. this week, the treasury confirmed that since i took office we have cut our deficit by more than half. but we have more work to do. we need to grow and create more good jobs faster. that is my driving focus, and i will go anywhere and do anything to make it happen. that has to be washington's driving focus as well. i know what you often hear out of washington can sadly charley brown's teacher, a jumble of unfocused noise out of touch with the things you care about. today i want to cut through that noise and talk plainly about what we should do right now to keep growing this economy and creating new jobs. it begins by ending
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
does not mean we change our laws. we learn how to do things better. that is part of being an anernational community in effort to help people with disabilities. i also want to a knowledge my colleagues you has been a great help when i came to the house of representatives on this and other issues. tony, it's good to see you. ms.so want to recognize roadhouse who is in the audience from maryland. amputee andateral wears prosthetic legs traveling to over 40 countries and knows the barriers in study, work, and travel abroad. nice to have you with us. mr. chairman, and i guess chairmanhornburgh, ridge, i will give you the chance to answer. we all acknowledge the treaty is based on u.s. law, the ada. 1990.sed it in in 1991, the then chairman of the u.s. helsinki commission travel to moscow and became part of the moscow declaration document which started the international effort to use u.s. law as the model to protect universally the rights of people with disabilities. would raise,t i the failure to ratify, i think, compromises the u.s. possibility to advance the standards globally.
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 10:00am EST
the texas medical center to talk about the impact of the health care law on hospitals. that is live at 3:00 eastern on c-span3. >> i am surrounded by a few of the items that kept -- on the best dressed list. she worked with one of her favorite designers for her suits and daywear outfits. this is the outfit she wore to the formal opening of the saint lawrence seaway. designed dressed as this -- the eisenhower qual. with the houses that many of the eisenhower's lived in. examines --few examples of manes day dresses. ime's day dresses. theie kennedy is a fan of little black dress, and these are main means favorites. her love ofs show bright colors and wild fabrics. first lady, mrs. eisenhower. >> a look now at the cost of higher education. heads of universities in inyland, north carolina meet capitol hill to talk about higher education at lower cost. lawmakers are considering changes to the higher education act which is said to expire at year's end. two hours.ut >> today is the second in our series to examine post secondary education. discuss is ofill interest to policymakers -- that i
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Oct 28, 2013 10:30pm EDT
court of appeals for the second circuit. director was the first law clerk when he was a new judge on he district court bench in the southern district of new york. and most importantly, director comey's wife, patrice. thank you for taking part in today's ceremony. we're also pleased to have irector and mrs. comby's children. brian, claire, and abby, welcome. also director comby's brother peter, and trish, chris. we welcome you. a special welcome to director comby's father, brian. welcome. here today for two purposes. know, as many of you director comby was sworn in in a attorney remony in general holder's office on september 4. and e reviewed the rules regulations and determined that oath was invalid because his was not holding the bible. so officially i've been director. [ laughter ] and secondly, equally important, wanted to be able to officially welcome director comby and his family into the fbi family. we are all honored to mark this occasion along with director family and his close friends. now, with those who are seated, the ew, please rise for presentation of colors by the fbi
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Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
this very important law firm, sullivan and cromwell in new york. that was not a law firm that you went to if you needed a contract drawn up or to be represented in court. they had a specialty. that was pressuring small weak the demands accept of big american corporations. that is what allen dulles and foster dulles devoted their lives to doing. in their own minds, the interest of the united states and the interest of american multinational corporations became the same thing. they came into office, one as secretary of state and the other as director of the cia, with ease to influences. this religious view of the world divided between good and evil and many years of working for corporations that shape to their view of how american foreign policy should work. >> when was john foster dulles secretary of state? >> both of them came to power at the same time. they were sworn in immediately after president eisenhower took office in 1953. it was the only time in american history that siblings had controlled the overt and covert sides of foreign policy. >> you have a second part of your bo
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. in that category would be ballot access laws. they are still he unbelievable compared to what it takes for a third party in most countries to get going. a new third-party wanting to get on the ballot of all 51 constituencies that vote for president and vice president would have to collect state-by- state, something like 750,000 ballot signatures. they would have to be filed by august or september at the latest, depending upon the various states. there are all kinds of laws that tend to differ from one state to another about who may collect petitions. some states require that you live in the state as a condition for becoming a petitioner. it is well-known that any successful petition involves a lot more than the basic required number. of course, when a new third- party is trying to get on the ballot, the major parties are using their money to reach out, get out the vote and reach constituencies out there. i would say foremost, ballot access. there is a person that i think should win the congressional honor of freedom, that is richard winger, he has devoted his entire life to crack
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Oct 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
. and how laws might affect them. host: martin williams, story editor for "mother jones." appreciate you coming on and appreciate all the "mother jones" reporters and editors who joined us this morning. angst for doing it. that is our chauffeur today. we will see you tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.. we will send you to the senate homeland affairs [captioning[cay national captioning institute] committee. performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> the circumstances that led to this tragedy are multidimensional. many issues raised by the tragedy such as the accuracy of our gun laws and the quality of our mental health care are outside the purview of this committee. as we have learned more about aaron alexis, a number of my colleagues and i have been asking each other why a troubled unstable individual possessed a security clearance from the united states government. why was he originally granted a security clearance when he did not disclose his arrest record on his application? why did the investigator responsible for looking into that
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the fisa law. we do not want to send letters critiquing how you do or don't do your job, and then we only learn about it when more intelligence is disclosed from leakers. i want to know -- and this would also require all denials and modification of fisa orders and any new or changed legal interpretation of fisa. i would like to know from you, and we will start with general alexander, would there be any arm sources and methods of >> i am notchange? familiar with this. not that i know of. least, the way you have described it, giving access to the committee on certain things, it is our intent, any time we see something significant like that, to report it to the committee. it seems to me they have a different window -- a better window -- on what is going on, and anything they see as an issue should be shared with us. so if there need to be changes made, we could do that. mr. cole? >> congressman, think the real issue comes down to what is in the application, what is in order, what is in the filing in the fisa court, and that may implicate sources and methods, and the nature of that di
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Nov 3, 2013 10:00am EST
nsa surveillance programs, and whether or not they comply with current privacy laws. coming up next on c-span, newsmakers with agricultural secretary tom vill sack -- vilsack. >> tom vilsack joins us. two reporters to help us with them from we have bloomberg years -- news. >> this week the house senate farm bill to go shooters held their first session. house -- let me what backup a little bit, the treasury secretary said it was important to have a farm bill. is the white house going to negotiations,he to help settle that issue? the senator has repeatedly said he wants the house to help solve that issue. >> is important to not focus on numbers, which in washington dc, we focus on and try to figure out what is the right number, i think that is the wrong question. i think the right question is what is the right policy? theusda will be engaged to extent that the committees need us to be engaged to try and make sure that the policy is right. there's obviously some concern on the part of some about the and requirements in snap whether they need to be more stringent or more strict. i think
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Oct 29, 2013 12:00am EDT
likely to be a partisan republicans who don't like the president's health law absolutely using this as odder nair own arguments against the law and as an example of the implementation is as predicted. democrats are going to be interesting to watch because health while support the care law and don't want it dismantled or repealed are in a spot because they have to acknowledge that the website is not working and needs to be fixed and that people should be accountable. so they probably want to be the fine line between asking the tough important questions but not throwing the administration, you know, >> in a frame -- in a few moments, first ladies focuses on best truman. in about an hour and a half, the opening of the bankers association, including comments -- donovan andnd the head of the consumer financial protection bureau. after that, monday's ceremony for james coney. ♪ >> president harry truman like to refer to his life -- his wife, bess -- good time of her white house years home in missouri. she served as first lady on her own terms. good evening and welcome. here to tell you
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Nov 3, 2013 10:30am EST
such a bad policy. the law says that all plans, except those that were grandfathered in 2010, must be the new consumer protection standards. if we don't enforce this policy, insurance companies can continue offering flimsy coverage that disappears when people actually need it. no one should want that. it is understandable that there will be a focus today on what is not working. we must also remember what is working. the health insurance plans that are being offered in the exchanges are good plans. their premiums are much lower than expected. 60% of the uninsured individuals shopping in the new marketplaces to be able to get coverage for less than $100 per month. half of the young adults will be able to get coverage for less than $50 per month. since congress adopted the affordable care act, health care costs across the whole economy have fallen to their lowest level in decades. the success of the affordable care act is due to the efforts of many people. one individual more than any other is responsible for all of the good that has been accomplished and that is our witness today, se
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Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
united states department of justice and constrained by the rule of law balances ecks and built into our brilliant design by our nation's founders. a tension relate flekted in those two aspects of fidelity. two values that i see in that word. and that was detect in the ten-year term i've just begun. ten years to ensure independence and it's a fixed years to ensure the power is not concentrated in one person and unconstrained. the need for reflection and restraint of power is what led order all new agent classes visit the olocaust museum here in washington so they could see and way and hear in a palpable the consequences of abusive massive almost unimaginable scale. ob mueller continue that practice and i will again when we have agents graduating from quantico. the balance reflected in my term is also a product of lessons history ofd from the this great institution. our first half century or so is time of great progress and achievement in this country and bureau. but it saw abuse and overreach. most famously with respect to martin luther king and others. as i think about the unique balanc
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Oct 31, 2013 1:00am EDT
the law was passed, yes or no? >> not when the law was passed. no, sir. that's the grandfather clause. >> that's because the plans existed prior to passage of the law are grandfathered in as you have said? >> that's correct. >> so if an insurance company is no longer offering a certain plan, that's because that insurance company made a decision to change their policies and that caused them to take away the grandfather status from their insurance purchasers, is that right? >> that's correct. >> now, madame secretary. i want you to submit for the record a statement of what it is we can do about insurance companies that run around canceling the policies of their people and i don't have time to get the answer but i want to get a very clear statement from you as to what you can do so we can take some skin off some folks that have it coming. madame secretary, it's my understanding that these decisions of a business character are most common in the individual insurance market and that much turnover already exists and existed prior to the enactment of the legislation. >> that's correct. >> is
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Oct 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
emptiness of the promises the president made when he sold his health care law. promises such as if you like your health care plan you can keep it and that premiums would drop by $2,500. those promises, mr. speaker, are now on the ash heap of history. here's what i'm hearing from my district. a woman from allegeny county recently showed me the letter she got from her insurance letter. the letter begins -- this is to inform you that we'll discontinue your health care plan on december 31, 2013. mr. rothfus: a father tells me that his family's coverage will be terminated next year. another woman in the north hills tells me she gets insurance through her employer, a small business, but her share of the premiums are frippling. when a product comes with a promise that is broken, you take it back and look for a new product. the empowering patients first health and the american health care reform act are examples of new health care reform products we can look at. they are solutions that empower consumers and not washington elites and they are a good place to start. i thank the speaker and i yie
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Oct 30, 2013 11:00am EDT
, republicans or democrat. now i get to my questions. you know the health care law included a hardship exemption from the individual mandate. yet the administration has failed to finalize the application form for their hardship exemption, 3 1/2 years after we passed this law. as of today, can an individual apply for a hardship exemption from the individual mandate on healthcare.gov. yes or no? >> i don't know. >> i do, it's no. on october 15, politico reported that if the online system for getting into obamacare coverage is rickety, the system for getting out of the mandate doesn't even exist yet. h.h.s. says it will take another month at least for the administration to finalize the forms for the hardship exemption from the individual mandate. why has it taken 3 1/2 years to finalize a simple application form for an exemption from an individual mandate? >> as you know the individual mandate is not in place until next year. we have made it very clear that if somebody is medicaid eligible in a state that doesn't choose -- >> my last question, an estimated 16 million people in the individ
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Nov 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
easily thengle the secret from "pure question of law." >> i have the same view. an actual example in the 2008 case, the question was whether the lawfulness of the constitutionality of the directive -- the court relied heavily on the target of procedures where the procedures were in place to provide sufficient constitutional protection. had it not been for the leaks, it is not clear we would have ever seen them. to argue, even if you are in the case -- or without seeing some of the actual basis -- it makes it difficult to present a constitutional argument. >> thank you. many of the circumstances i have in mind raise new and novel methods of collection. itself --prison idea there is an intersection between the technology running ahead of the law before leaving else -- i'm not sure it can be quite so finely sliced. >> leon something you talked technologicale advances, what is your understanding of the current ability to use technical experts, technical consultants? is that something that the feds -- i think we have heard competing views as to whether or not they can already do that. does it
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Oct 31, 2013 9:00pm EDT
infrastructure conjures old law, but it is really dynamic. what was a 100 year infrastructure lifecycle became 30 year, became seven or eight year life cycle, and i think the discussion around rebuilding should not be an initiative. it should be a permanent fixture. the frequency is going to increase at light speed. to be a base of what we do. there is a lot of right that capital dollars we need to invest in that once we figure out the policy side. >> we have heard this a lot. larry obviously organized a discussion we had at the white house with investors around the we have responded ensuring our tax law is generous to a foreign pension, as it would to a domestic pension, so that is one important area. some of it is all of us working together, because it's not just supply of capital. it's making sure people can figure out ways to create a that isevenue stream what the potential for investors would be interested in. then again, it is not limiting ourselves to and narrow view of infrastructure. just to give you a small example of something that would affect lots of countries, th
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Oct 28, 2013 2:25am EDT
sebelius. followed by a discussion on the government's efforts to fix the health care law's website. then, the earned income tax credit. how it works and who is eligible for refunds. journal live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. monday on the c-span networks, the mortgage bankers association will hold its annual convention in washington dc focusing on the future of the housing market. donovan, include shaun richard cordray and edward demarco among others. the jack kemp foundation will honor former florida governor jeb bush with its annual leadership award. past recipients include paul ryan and fluorescent -- florida senator marco rubio. the event will take place in washington dc with john boehner and tim scott. at 7:30erage begins p.m. eastern on c-span 3. >> there is over 100 wireless carriers in the united states. we represent from sprint, t- mobile all the way down to the smallest careers of the united states. it may not be your normal household names but in the area that they serve, they are important to the community. they are community-based and small businesses.
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Nov 4, 2013 10:30pm EST
constituted a clear abuse public trust, showing a blatant disregard to laws designed for public health. as our filings make clear, these crimes.victimless americans trust that the medications prescribed for the arents and for their grandparents, for their children, and for themselves are selected because they are in the patients' best interest. laws enacted by congress and the efforts of the food provide administration safeguards for the drugs that uses that have been safe and effective. fforts by drug companies to introduce the drugs for interstate commerce for those ved uses subvert laws. likewise, the payment of kickbacks undermines the udgment of health care providers. it creates financial incentives to increase the use of certain putting the health of some patients at risk. every time pharmaceutical this type ofage in conduct, they corrupt medical ecisions by melt care providers. they jeopardize the public health and they take money out taxpayers' pockets. this settlement demonstrates that the departments of justice services and human working alongside a variety of local , state,
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Nov 3, 2013 5:45pm EST
prosecution under federal law. it would also make it a crime to knowingly take a minor to an illegal animal fight. i am pleased that both the house and the senate have included similar language in their versions of the farm bill. as a former prosecutor, i know that illegal drug and weapons deals that take place at animal fights and how they are often hotspots for other criminal activities such as prostitution. just last week, two men in miami-dade were murdered while participating in an illegal cockfight. it is time we stand up against the cruelty of animal fighting and help protect the animals and the people harmed by these fights by including the senate language against animal fighting in the final conference report. i thank you, and i yield back. >> the gentleman yield spec. -- yield back. i would ask unanimous consent for the use of proxies on the part of the house during this conference. seeing no objections, so ordered. note that i have in the remaining order the gentleman from new york, the gentleman from michigan, and the gentleman from texas. mr. ingle is recognized. >> thank you v
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Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
a key element our immigrant heritage based on the rule of law. [applause] i can guarantee you that we would grow significantly more. third, we must acknowledge our nations lack of a strategy, a market-based strategy, on energy is holding back our economy and our citizens. we are the most energy abundant nation in the world. we have more than 100 years supply of natural gas, billions of arrows of reserves of oil, and we are truly the source of inspiration and innovation for conservation, renewables, and traditional extraction of energy. yet last year, the united states sent out $300 billion with no economic impact to pay for imported oil. toh of these billions go countries other than mexico and canada, our neighbors, that either hate us now or are politically unstable and could quickly learn to hate us in a heartbeat. the most transformative development since the internet was commercialized is the combination of two existing innovations -- or his on till drilling and hydraulic fracking. process allows us opportunities to empower people to be successful and live lives of purpose and
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Oct 28, 2013 4:15am EDT
country and explain why america is violating international law and dropping drones of people. -- on people. code pink is here behind me with their brilliant colleagues. these are americans, right? you do not have to be an american citizen to see that a revolutionary is hanging out with egyptians last night who started the revolution for democracy. that is what this country is supposed to be, right? when we love freedom, liberty, democracy, i will pivot from despair to hope, because i cannot stand this anymore. i cannot. as a mother, a daughter, i cannot try to explain this situation to my children. i do not want them growing up without safety and freedom and explain to them why 100 men have never been charged with a crime and are incarcerated in guantanamo. i do not want that to be my country. i do not want that to be our legacy. i want my country back. i want it back. [cheers] >> i knew that i would cry if i let this out, but we should be crying so that we can take it back and then we will be laughing. so, right behind us, great dreams took place, marches that expressed american va
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the house next week, the two hearings looking into the health care law. what will committee members hear about next week? >> the hearings -- it is usually not the case that the ahearings are a bigger case than the floor stuff, it will be more on obama care and implementation. the second of health and human services will testify, and the house energy and commerce committee, and she's obviously been -- the person who is not only responsible for the website roll-out, but i think by about 10%, trying to find out. so she's going to get an earful, as they say famously. one thing they say is grilled at the hearing. she'll be grilled at the hearing probably. people will ask questions like, what did you know? did you know it was not going to work that well? and who is in charge of the whole operation. the administrator of c.m.s. and medicare and medicaid services. that's the group that said to the agency it was coordinating construction of the site. she'll get an earful, too. >> the house was writing about next week's house senate budget meeting. revenues are on the table in budget talks. th
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00am EDT
demoting inclusive inclusive growth and strengthening the rule of law and other countries also helps us to create new markets for our businesses and jobs for workers. when we help other nations to develop their own ability to govern and meet the aspirations of the booming population, we foster stable societies and everybody here knows stability is pretty important with respect to investment decisions and prognosis. we do what we do because we have always known that we are all in this together. we are all connected in this. that is another reason why the united states the believe is the best place to invest. no other country where you can be confident that your investment is going to contribute to a shared cost -- prosperity. that idea is one of the cornerstones of our country. you saw it in the marshall plan. the marshall plan rebuilt -- after a war when all of the economies were strader -- shattered and broken. we all shared in a post-war prosperity. you sit in the recipients of those are graduating from the ascent -- assistance into full- fledged partnership in the trading community.
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